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  14/4/2016: DR STRANGELOVE IS COMING
Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 masterpiece, the classic cold war nuclear comedy (really) Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is out in Australia on Blu-ray and DVD on May 4.
  14/4/2016: KYLIE MINOGUE, GUY PEARCE, RADHA MITCHELL IN STEPH ELLIOTT’S NEW FLAMMABLE CHILDREN
Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell will star in Stephan Elliott’s next feature, Flammable Chilcren, to be produced by his Priscilla producer, Al Clark.
  14/4/2016: LOVE SOCKS SOCKS IT TO ‘EM IN FLORIDA
Micro budget Australian feature Love Socks has won the Best Comedy Award at the Florida Movie Festival. This is the first feature film as a writer-producer-director-editor-actress for the film’s creator Shailla Quadra.
  14/4/2016: MAASTRICHT MAESTRO RIEU RETURNS IN JULY
André Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert in cinemas will screen via satellite on more than 160 screens around Australia - July 30 & 31 only, following its box office record smashing season in Australia & the UK last year.
  14/4/2016: SIMON BAKER DIRECTING DEBUT WITH BREATH
Filming has begun on Simon Baker’s feature film directorial debut, BREATH, based upon acclaimed writer Tim Winton’s award winning and international best-selling novel. Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager, upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, The Turning, Mission: Impossible II) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Rake, Truth), join Baker (The Mentalist, Devil Wears Prada, Margin Call) as cast.
  14/4/2016: WOMEN DIRECTORS JOSTLING FOR DIRECTING AWARDS
In a year when gender equality is a focus of the Australian screen industry more than a third of nominees in the 2016 Australian Directors Guild Awards are women. Two of the four nominees in the Best Direction in a Feature Film category are women and all five films in the Best Documentary Feature category were directed or co-directed by female filmmakers.
 
  21/4/2016: CANNES 2016 – OLD SCHOOL DOMINATES
With perhaps the exceptions of Kleber Mendonca Filho from the Phillipines and Brilliante Mendoza from Brazil, the Official Competition selection is full of old familiar filmmaking names, from Pedro Almodovar and Olivier Assayas, Jim Jarmusch and Ken Loach, the Dardenne brothers and Chan-Wook Park among them.
  21/4/2016: MORE CATEGORIES FOR AACTAS
Launching its sixth awards season, AACTA has announced a new award - the AACTA Award for Best Hair and Makeup, which encompasses film and television - and said a host of new television awards will be announced next month as a result of its new partnership with subscription TV body, ASTRA. 

  21/4/2016: STUFFED WINS MAJOR AWARD
Stuffed, the 22 minute student film written and directed by AFTRS Masters of Screen Arts graduate Warwick Young, has won the Best Foreign Film category at the International Beverly Hills Film Festival in the US.
  21/4/2016: US INDIES SHOWCASE AT PALACE IN MAY
Fourteen independent American films will have their Australian premiere as part of the new Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now festival at Palace Cinemas in May. The two-week festival, curated by artistic director Richard Sowada, will showcase the past, present and future of independent cinema from the United States.
  28/4/2016: 180th MOVIE LAUNCHES NEXT SEASON OF MOVIES NOW AT DENDY NEWTOWN
The 31st season of Movies Now will begin on Wednesday, May 4 with the 180th movie screened for participants. Presented by Andrew L. Urban, the program is unique in screening movies prior to their commercial release – unannounced.
  28/4/2016: GENDER EQUAL AND INTERNATIONAL JURY FOR CANNES
Hungary’s young 2016 Oscar winning director of Son of Saul, Laszlo Nemes, will serve on this year’s Competition Jury as one of the nine members – including Jury President Dr George Miller.
 
  7/4/2016: JUDGES NAMED FOR 2016 HEATH LEDGER SCHOLARSHIP
Toni Collette and Phillip Noyce are among the judges for this year’s Heath Ledger Scholarship, established by Hollywood based Australians in Film in 2008, in memory of Australian actor Heath Ledger who served as an ambassador for AiF, the Scholarship is open to all young and emerging Australian actors 18-35 years old - $230,000 in Scholarship prizes has been awarded, to date.
  7/4/2016: REMEMBER IN JEWISH FILMFEST
Atom Egoyan’s new film, Remember, is one of the highlights of this year’s Jewish International Film Festival (April 30 – May 11, Sydney & Melbourne), with Christopher Plummer starring as Zev Guttman, an elderly Auschwitz survivor suffering the effects of early dementia who agrees to a mission to find – and kill – the Nazi commander responsible for the death of his family. But as Zev’s journey progresses, his failing memory starts to erode both his sense of self and the purpose of his hunt.
 
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